Lavender Baby

Group: HH

Year Registered: 2013

Breeder/registrant: Warmerdam

Parentage: Lavender x open pollinated

Registration description:
Official registration can be found at: The American Peony Society

First bloomed 2006 from seeds collected 2002, first propagated 2007. Parentage; ‘Lavender’ open pollinated. Has had limited distribution since 2009 to breeders, and a few others, as ‘Lavender Baby’. Early bloom season (6 days before ‘(1), own translation:<br /> 'Red Charm' (Glasscock, USA, 1944) (P. lactiflora x P. officinalis) Flowers dark red, very large, double, centre filled with many deep red petaloids, surrounded by two circles of large petals; leaves rather large, dull green; upperside somewhat irregular; height 100 cm; stems rather sturdy; number of stems mediocre. This American cultivar is remarkable thanks to its magnificent colour and the enormously large flowers, which need support to remain upright, despite the plant having sturdy stems. The mediocre number of stems and the development of so called 'necks' on the roots inhibited propagation and distribution at large scale for some time. 'Red Charm' is reportedly somewhat susceptible toward botrytis, which was also noted by the review commission. It is a good garden plant, despite some negative characteristics.</p> <p> </p> </div>" href="https://www.peonysociety.eu/registered_peonies/red-charm/">Red Charm’ in 2012). One flower per stem, flower size 5 inches (13 cm). No fragrance. Flowers are single, colored dark lavender, approaching purple tones. Carpels are light green, 3 on average, with dark purple stigmas. Filaments are the same color as the petals at the base, fading to near white at the tips. Has pollen and readily makes seeds under open pollination and also when crossed with tetraploids. Foliage with strongly divided narrow leaflets, grey-green color, with a matte finish. Average height at maturity 18 inches (45 cm).

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Footnotes:
  1. Kortmann, J. "Paeonia: pioen." In: <em>Dendroflora</em>, 1998, vol 35, pp 58-95.[]
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